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October 24th 1899 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

24th October 1899
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Rouen
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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24th October 1899

My darling Husband,

Here we are as far as Rouen & having been running about all day, I will write you a few lines before I go to bed, as we want to be about early in the morning so as to see a little more of the town before we start on our journey again.  We are both delighted with this place, it is a very fine town, & there seems a lot to be seen; we went to the Cathedral this afternoon & then took the electric tramway to Notre Dame de Bon Secours & saw the church there & Joan of Arc’s Monument.

I was pleased to get Jack & May’s letters this morning, give my love to them, I hope they enjoyed the concert.  I shall go to Fanny’s tomorrow night & I think come home on Friday; perhaps it will be as well for me to get home as the new girl will be coming in, or I might perhaps have stayed till Saturday.  Polly & I have rather enjoyed our little jaunt together; she calls me “Mrs Cook” & I pilot her about.

We have had most lovely weather, no rain & not cold, indeed on Sunday afternoon it was quite warm; the mornings & evenings are a little foggy, I do hope we shall not have it foggy for the crossing tomorrow, I see you have had a lot of fog in England.

I was quite pleased to get hold of an English paper today, the French ones are so poor & one never knows what to believe in them.  I hope you are all getting on well, I shall be glad to get back to you all.  Give my love to Cyril & dear little Baby; which of the children ought I to write to this week, is it Ethel & George?

I must stop now, Polly sends her love to all & with fond love to you dear

I am as ever
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden 

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